Laura Whitmore to make West End debut

Laura Whitmore To Make West End Debut Laura Whitmore To Make West End Debut
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By Naomi Clarke, PA Entertainment Reporter

Love Island host Laura Whitmore is to make her West End debut as she joins the new cast for supernatural thriller 2:22 – A Ghost Story.

The Irish TV presenter, 37, will star alongside Busted singer Matt Willis, Archers actor Felix Scott and Australian actress Tamsin Carroll in the fourth edition of the play which will run from September 6th to January 8th.

Previous seasons have featured the West End debut of pop star Lily Allen as well as appearances from Harry Potter’s Tom Felton, podcast host Giovanna Fletcher, Encanto’s Stephanie Beatriz and Inbetweeners actor James Buckley.

Written by Danny Robins and directed by Matthew Dunster, the show follows Jenny, who believes her new home is haunted, while her husband Sam is not having any of it.

The couple argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren and her new partner Ben, as belief and scepticism clash.

Whitmore, who is best known for presenting ITV2’s hit dating show Love Island and its spin-off series Aftersun, will play the character of Jenny.

The announcement comes after she revealed last month that she was leaving her BBC Radio 5 Live show after four years.

The play will stay at the Criterion Theatre for the fourth season after it moved for the third edition.

Its previous run at the Noel Coward and Gielgud theatres secured three Olivier nominations, including best new play.

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